Social Media & Your Mental Health

Social Media and Its Impact on Mental Health

It is no secret that social media plays a major role in our society, and that trend is only expanding as technology weaves itself deeper into the fabric of our daily lives. From constant Facebook status updates, to politically charged Tweets and glamorous snapshots of an artistic cappuccino on Instagram, social media has been wildly influential in dictating social trends. …

The Psychology Behind Bullying

Child being bullied

Across the United States, bullying is affecting thousands of teenagers. All throughout the country, children are being emotionally and physically abused, leaving the victims with fear and mental health issues. Constantly parents hear of children taking their own lives because of cyber bullying from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and other popular social media applications. With bullying present in the lives …

How To Prevent Cyber Bullying

Preventing Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is not just seen in the movies. Cyber bullying is real and harms hundreds of teens almost every day. For as long as anyone can remember, bullies have been around in almost everyone’s everyday life. Whether they are at school or in other parts of our social and personal life, they have been and are present. Cyber bullying …

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8 Ways to Manage Your Computer Use

Managing computer usage

The internet can be an informative and entertaining tool for us, especially because of its easy accessibility. It is easy to quickly pull out your laptop or phone when you need a question answered or are simply just bored and want to pass some time. Though it may be a helpful tool for our everyday lives, overuse of the internet …

What is Technology Addiction?

With technology being integrated into everyone’s everyday lives, it is quite impossible to avoid any encounters of it. Technology is almost an essential for advancement in the human race. From medical, professional, and social environments, technology has been an aid for progression and development. Within a matter of seconds, forms of finding information, communication, and entertainment can be found in …

Are You Addicted to Facebook?

Facebook addiction

According to a 2017 survey, more than 350 million people around the world are believed to meet the clinical definition of an addiction because of their Facebook habits. 890 million people log onto Facebook every day and will spend at least 20 minutes on the site. The average amount of user time, is 40 minutes. Facebook has become one of …

Is Vaping Addictive?

I started smoking cigarettes when I was in high school. It was my first private addiction. I was at summer camp in Boston and a friend of mine smoked Marlboro Reds. We went across the street to the gas station, and she bought a pack. She offered me one, and I took it. I took it because I wanted to …

The Dangers of Cell Phone Addiction

What do all addictions have in common? What behaviors qualify as addictive? When does recreational habit cross that invisible line into addiction which there is no return? How Tech Addiction Relates to Alcoholism Alcoholism is an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior. The “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous written by Bill Wilson …

How do I know if my child is on drugs?

I knew my daughter was on drugs because her personality changed. I don’t know if this personality change is normal for all addicts and alcoholics, but it took place with my daughter. There’s a story called The Snow Queen, and in The Snow Queen, this little boy gets a chip of evil glass caught in his eye and the chip …

Debunking the “Clean in 30 Days” Myth

Substance use treatment has grown and changed significantly from its roots in the peer-treatment/self help models and sober homes of the mid-to-late twentieth century. In the earliest days of the field, addiction treatment was seen as something that would require years of both hard work and isolation from one’s “past life” as an addict. Recovery came with an expectation of …